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Joshua Hernandez Morse

Joshua Hernandez Morse has been named head of school of Pacific Buddhist Academy by the academy’s board of trustees. PBA is an independent, fully accredited, four-year high school, that offers teens of all faiths...

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Consul General of Japan Toyoei Shigeeda recognized University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa American Studies Professor Dr. Dennis Ogawa with a special commendation in a ceremony at the Consul General’s residence on April 23. The...
Island Insurance Foundation president Tyler Tokioka and state Department of Education Superintendent Christina Kishimoto (far right) congratulate 2018 Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award recipient Corinne Yogi. (Photo courtesy DOE)

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Kipapa Elementary School principal Corinne Yogi received the 14th annual Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award from the Island Insurance Foundation. Yogi was presented the $25,000 award at the annual Public Schools of Hawai‘i Foundation banquet at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel on April 19. The award is named in honor of Island Insurance Company,....
Headshots of Jairus Iwasaki and Deylen Nekoba

Herald Salutes – Jairus Iwasaki and Deylen Nekoba

The East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai presented scholarships of $1,000 each to Waiakea High School seniors Jairus Iwasaki and Deylyn Nekoba in recognition of their excellence in academic, co-curricular and extracurricular achievements. Kenjin Kai president Jon Arizumi presented the awards to Iwasaki and Nekoba at the school’s senior awards assembly on May 1.
Ken Kakesako (center) with Stevenson principal Linell Dilwith (far left), DOE complex area superintendent for Kaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt Ruth Silberstein, Noelani teacher Katherine Nakamura, and representatives of the Milken Foundation and Hawaii USA FCU. (Photo courtesy DOE)

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Stevenson Middle School teacher Ken Kakesako was selected Hawai‘i’s Milken Teacher of Promise Award by the National Milken Educators of Hawai‘i. Kakesako is currently in his third year of teaching science at Stevenson. The award annually recognizes a teacher who demonstrates excellence in the field and the highest qualities of a professional educator during their....

Capt. Wade Ishimoto

Retired U.S. Army Capt. Wade Ishimoto has been inducted as a “Distinguished Member” of the Special Forces Regiment. Ishimoto, a vice president of the Japanese American Veterans Association, is the sole living inductee into...
Group photo of McKinley Car War founder Yukio Yoshikawa, state reps, and his family recognizing Yukio for his contributions to Oahu's small business community

Herald Salutes – Yukio Yoshikawa

McKinley Car Wash owner Yukio Yoshikawa was recently honored in the state House of Representatives for his contributions to O‘ahu’s small business community. The 92-year-old Yoshikawa started his car washing business in 1964 with eight employees and now has over 70 workers of various ethnic and racial backgrounds with family roots in Samoa, Micronesia, Vietnam....

Sanford Saito

Sanford Saito has been appointed deputy commissioner and captive insurance administrator for the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ Insurance Division. Saito had been serving in the position in an acting capacity. “Sanford is...

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Central Pacific bank recently announced the following promotions. Glenn Imai has been promoted to vice president and credit officer of retail and small business credit delivery. He is responsible for overseeing underwriting for small business...
Photo of Troy Hashimoto

Herald Salutes – Troy Hashimoto

Gov. David Ige appointed Troy Hashimoto to the Maui House seat previously occupied by former Rep. Joe Souki. Hashimoto’s appointment was effective immediately. Hashimoto has served as executive assistant to Maui County Council Chair Mike White since 2011. He was also chair of Maui County’s Democratic Party from 2013 to 2017. “Troy will bring energy....

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